In Ontario, Canada, getting away from it all just takes driving a few hours north of Toronto. “Cottage country,” as the near-north area of Ontario is known, is home to clear blue lakes, rocky terrain, dense forests and seemingly endless campgrounds, cottage properties and opportunities for outdoor adventure. Hiking, fishing, swimming and boating are popular summer sports, while the winter welcomes those who are eager to go snowshoeing and cross-country skiing along the many trails that wind through the woods. Cottage Country isn’t an official place—rather, it’s the commonly used term to sum up the regions of Muskoka, Haliburton and the Kawarthas. Outside of the Toronto area, areas such as the Rideau Lakes, 1,000 Islands and Bobcaygeon are also considered Cottage Country, especially for those living in Ottawa, Kingston or Peterborough. But no matter which of Canada’s charming cottage communities you visit, you’ll be enamoured with the spectacular scenery, laid-back atmosphere and romantic relaxation of getting away from it all.
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